Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mixed Prints

I love when designers and stylists create looks using mixed prints and textures. It can sometimes turn into a a fashion disaster but if you stick with color combinations that compliment one another the effect can be stunning. In the March issue of Nylon magazine (one of my favorites btw) writer Colin Firth wrote about budding designer Michael Van Der Ham who is now becoming famous for his use of mixing fabrics that offset one another. Firth calls it "wearable collages" combining luxe fabrics such as cashmere, silk, plush velvet, and soft jersey.
Check out his site and try the look out for yourself. It's daring and not for the shy fashionista but its a look when done right will definitely make an entrance!

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